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GeneralOld device rendered useless due to one bad design decision... Pin
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I have an old tablet--a BlackBerry Playbook--that I've stopped using a good while ago. The hardware still works great, it's the software loaded on it that's pretty much been abandoned.

I thought I found a good use for it - my router has a page showing a (near) real-time bandwidth usage graph, which I find to be very handy to keep an eye on what's going on. Loading that page on a tablet sitting on my desk, and just letting it run all day, would mean I don't have to dedicate space on one of the monitors hooked up to my main system--and not getting buried under other windows. It's always there and available. The page isn't so sophisticated that the tablet's ancient browser has any problem rendering it.

However BlackBerry, in its infinite wisdom, has decided that the timeout value for the tablet to go to sleep maxes out at not 12 hours, not an hour, not 30 minutes...but 5 minutes. With no option to disable it altogether. That means the monitor is shown for 5 minutes, hard max, and then the tablet goes to sleep.

It's a simple job. The tablet, despite being ancient, is more than capable of handling it. But because someone decided it was a good idea to force the tablet to go to sleep after 5 minutes - even when plugged in - I can't even assign it that task.

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